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Mark Gongloff

Postal Service Spends Thousands On Cheesy Video Invitations | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.06.2013 | Business

The U.S. Postal Service apparently subscribes to the Real Housewives of New Jersey school of money management: The thing to do when you're broke is to...

Jason Linkins

Cash-Strapped U.S. Postal Service Hopes You Will Buy Some Of Their Dope All-Weather Gear | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics

As you've no doubt heard, there are big changes afoot for your U.S. Postal Service. The perennially cash-strapped movers of mail recently announced th...

Postcard Arrives Almost A Half Century Late

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.12.2013 | Business

Bert Jacobson was just 13 when he took a trip with his father and cousins to the East Coast and wrote his mother a postcard to describe the fun he was...

Former Postal Worker Pleads Guilty To Huge Tax Fraud

Reuters | Posted 04.13.2013 | Business

* NJ residents admit to theft, conspiracy * One of largest U.S. stolen identity tax refund frauds By Jonathan Stempel ...

LOOK: The Ridiculous Reason One Landlord Increased Rent By 1 Penny

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.06.2013 | Business

A landlord in Maryland just redefined what it means to be a cheapskate. After the U.S. Postal Service raised the cost of a first-class stamp by a ...

Christina Wilkie

Hallmark Sends Greeting To Congress | Christina Wilkie | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Hallmark Cards Inc. is preparing to send Capitol Hill a special greeting this year. But it's not the sappy, well-wishing kind that made t...

Postal Service Claims Immunity From Traffic Tickets

Posted 02.02.2013 | Business

The U.S. Postal Service is trying to get out of paying some traffic tickets. A lawyer for the USPS sent the city of East Cleveland as well as the ...

Going for Broke

Paul Gereffi | Posted 04.03.2013 | Business
Paul Gereffi

While everyone is predicting our demise? Instead of blaming the Internet for less mail, let's make the Post Office a place to go for Internet access. Customers could come in and use the Internet, like they do now at some Office Depot or FedEx outlets.

Post Office Cuts Threaten Black Middle Class

Reuters | Posted 03.22.2013 | Black Voices

By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO, Jan 20 (Reuters) - While delivering mail on Chicago's North Side, Lakesha Dortch-Hardy spoke about how muc...

Grim News For The Postal Service

Reuters | Posted 03.16.2013 | Business

By Elvina Nawaguna WASHINGTON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - The U.S. Postal Service's Board of Governors has directed the cash-strapped agency t...

Netflix Is In Trouble With Court

Reuters | Posted 03.13.2013 | Technology

WASHINGTON, Jan 11 (Reuters) - A federal appeals court ruled on Friday that Netflix Inc got an unfair advantage from the U.S. Postal Service's speci...

Postal Service Looks To New Congress For Rescue

Reuters | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics

By Elvina Nawaguna WASHINGTON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress that expired this week might have steered the nation away from the ...

10 Reasons You Should Keep Mailing Holiday Cards

Kathryn E. Livingston | Posted 02.17.2013 | Fifty
Kathryn E. Livingston

10 good reasons to stop relying on email.

Confronting Extinction: Lessons From the U.S. Mail

Frank A. Weil | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics
Frank A. Weil

What then, does the USPS do that is essential to the functioning of modern society? While it certainly employs a lot of people who need jobs in post offices and on the street, the basic answer is "nothing."

Finding the 'American' Kahlil Gibran: Renée Moorad and the ADC Commemorative Stamp Campaign

Todd Fine | Posted 02.04.2013 | Impact
Todd Fine

With increasing interest in the historical connections between the United States and the Arab world as a result of the politics of our time, there seemingly is a new push to expand knowledge about Gibran and possibly ground him in an American setting.

Dave Jamieson

Federal Workers At Fiscal Cliff: 'You've Got To Look Elsewhere' | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Worried about further pay freezes and pension cuts, the unions representing federal and postal workers have a message for legislators se...

U.S. Postal Service Hits $15 Billion Borrowing Limit For First Time

Reuters | Posted 12.16.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON, Oct 16 (Reuters) - The financially struggling United States Postal Service has hit its $15 billion borrowing limit for the first time ev...

Should Wireless Carriers Be Nationalized?

Mike Elgan | Posted 12.10.2012 | San Francisco
Mike Elgan

I think we should consider a Constitutional amendment that privatizes the Postal Service and nationalizes the wireless carriers. The Internet plays the central political, social, cultural and economic role that the US Postal Service once did.

A Reality Check on Postal Service Finances

Ron Bloom | Posted 09.30.2012 | Business
Ron Bloom

Sacrifices will be required of the Postal Service, but hacking away at its core strength will not solve the problem. Instead, it would tear down a network that has taken more than two centuries to build. Americans should demand better.

U.S. Postal Service's Desperate Plan Potentially All Wrong, Regulator Says

Reuters | Posted 11.28.2012 | Business

* Postal regulator says plan would save less than USPS projects * USPS could save about as much without changing delivery - PRC ...

Corporate Speech: 'Have A Smiley Day'

Brian Rooney | Posted 11.24.2012 | Comedy
Brian Rooney

At the movies the kid behind the counter says, "You can have the extra large for another dollar," as if I appeared to be in any doubt about whether I wanted a medium.

Dave Jamieson

Seinfeld's Newman Calls Postal Service Cuts 'A Sad Passage' | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.10.2012 | Politics

The actor Wayne Knight played one of the most indelible roles in television from the 1990s -- that of Newman, the scheming letter carrier and arch-nem...

America's Disappearing Jobs

24/7 Wall St. | Michael B. Sauter, Lisa Uible and Alexander E.M. Hess | Posted 09.02.2012 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: Between 2010 and 2020, the United States is expected to add nearly 20 million new jobs. That represents a 14.3 percent increase in...

10 Things The Postal Service Doesn't Want You To Know

SmartMoney | JEN WIECZNER | Posted 08.27.2012 | Money

SmartMoney: 1. Your failure to send your Mother a proper birthday card is the least of our problems. For four days at the end of June, retired l...

A Glut Of Simpsons Stamps

Posted 08.21.2012 | Business

D’oh. You can add Simpsons-themed stamps to the list of financial woes plaguing the U.S. Postal Service. USPS wasted $1.2 million printing 1 bil...